23rd August, 2021
The EFCC has replied BBNaija star Dorathy Bachor, who claimed that operatives of the agency broke into her apartment in Lagos early on Monday.
According to a response by spokesman Wilson Uwujaren, the EFCC said Bachor’s story was at best a hearsay, as she was not at home when the operatives came.
Second, the agency said its operatives had a duly issued search warrant to search the entire block.
Uwujaren said nine cyber fraud suspects were arrested.
“The Commission can confirm that operatives from the Lagos Command of the Commission, acting on verified intelligence, executed a Search Warrant at a block of flats located in the Lekki area of Lagos on Monday, 23rd August, 2021 during which nine internet fraud suspects were arrested.
Ms. Bachor’s apartment happened to be one of the flats in the building. EFCC operatives had knocked on her entrance door, identified themselves as being from the Commission on a mission to execute a Search Warrant.
“But they were refused entry, for several minutes by Bachor’s sister. The operatives were left with no choice than to force their way in, lest suspects escape or destroy vital evidence.
“It is important to state that law abiding citizens have no reason to refuse the execution of a validly obtained Search Warrant.
‘And, contrary to the information making the rounds in the social media, Ms. Bachor was not present during the operation.
“The anti- EFCC stories about her coming out half-naked among other fantastical details appear to have been invented to fit the pattern she and other internet-fueled stars so desperately want to push about the EFCC.
“It is important to reiterate that nine alleged internet fraud suspects were apprehended in the block of flats housing Ms. Bachor’s apartment”..